Bodhisatta vs. the Big Stick

The Cambridge Shorts scheme allows University of Cambridge researchers to work with artists and filmmakers to make films that are creative, accessible and engaging.

Charles Li, researcher at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge, has collaborated with film-maker Eleonora Mignoli to make Bodhisatta vs the Big Stick, a short film looking at one of most popular of the Jātaka tales: a  story about one of the past lives of the Buddha as a bodhisatta, named Mahosadha.  The film, part of which is filmed at the Ancient India and Iran Trust,  features an interview with Margaret Cone, who has been writing a Pāḷi-English dictionary for over 30 years.

The film can be seen on the Cambridge University YouTube channel here:

 

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